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by IanBealio at 4:20 AM
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Looking for something to fill in the time until the 11th? Well hopefully this can smooth out the rough wait on our hands!

Released today on Xbox.com, Xbox one and Xbox 360 is the behind the scenes documentary called 'Remaking the legend, Halo 2: Anniversary'. In it we get an in depth look at how 343i took Bungie's classic rendition, and fine tuned it for the current generation of consoles, with appearances from key people who worked on the game such as Keith David, Steve Vai and Frank O'Connor. Also key people from Xbox, such as Phil Spencer and Larry Hryb, also known as MajorNelson.

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by IanBealio at 4:59 PM
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IGN have released details on what to expect when you're trying to hit that 50 when H:MCC drops on November 11th.

"Each playlist within Halo: The Master Chief Collection uses an independent skill-based ranking system that is identical to the leveling system from the original Halo 2," the studio told IGN. "The system uses the same exact XP requirements as the original Halo 2; players will earn XP when they win and lose XP when they lose, and total XP will determine their rank. You will have a skill-based ranking per each playlist; we ultimately decided not to have a 'master' ranking across all four games combined, given that player skill and approach varies radically between game chapters.

"Additionally, we've also...
by IanBealio at 4:34 PM
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Released today is a glorious peek at the cinematics that are going to be driving the narrative of Halo 2 Anniversary.

Made by Blur animation studios, known for achieving fame by making all the space sequences in James Cameron's blockbuster "Avatar", and producing the trailers for "Star Wars: TOR" and "The Force Unleashed II". The trailer shows memorable scenes that we know and recognise, with upgraded visuals to compliment the anniversary treatment.
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by IanBealio at 5:55 PM
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Keeping up with the announcements coming out of IGN's coverage everything about the Master Chief Collection in the lead up to it's release date, today they have decided to take a closer look at the forge mode that will accompany Halo 2 Anniversary, and give us a few reasons why we should be excited.


In the video from IGN, we're given a quick run through of what we're able to achieve with the greater power from the Xbox One, enabling players to create their own geometry. This means that forge maps will be even more immersive and creative, giving players the opportunity to create the landscape they want.

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by IanBealio at 4:24 AM
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After an easy decision for some, and some hilarious offers for others, the teams have been finalised and are now set to clash in California for the ESL MCC Invitational! We're seeing Europe's finest, TCM go up against a lot of big names in the world of American Halo, past and present! The teams are as follows;

TCM Gaming
Riotz, TuFoxy, Ramirez, Chalkie, Coach Xavi
StK
Heinz, OGRE2, Royal 2, Snakebite, Coach Diesel
OpTic Halo
Flamesword, Pistola, Ace, Snipedown, Coach Elamite
Believe The Hype
Formal, Lxthul, aPG, Maniac, Coach Mr. X
The Agency
Ninja, Hysteria, FearItSelf, Victory, Coach Towey
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by IanBealio at 5:41 PM
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Following the much anticipated release of Halo: Master Chief Collection, we've seen numerous global esports companies around the world attempting to grab a slice of the Halo cake.

Popular tournament organiser Gfinity, who have previously organised 3 major events and handed out hundreds of thousands in prize money, have confirmed that they are holding 16 team Halo 2 Anniversary tournament in Kingston Upon Thames, London on the 29th-30th of November.

The event organisers are also known for their Gfinity online website - which gives away £30,000 in prize money every month, uniting competitive players across the world.

Five teams have invited to the tournament, which includes TCM, TEC, Infused,...
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by IanBealio at 1:47 AM
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As previously mentioned in this post, on November the 8th-9th, 343i and ESL will be inviting 32 players to go to ESL's headquarters in California to battle it out for a total of $50,000 in prizes and the chance to be the first people to play the Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta.

In 343i's latest bulletin, they have announced the captains that they have chosen for this tournament. The captains now have one week to choose three teammates to join them as they battle it out in California.

The captains are as follows;
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by TheSimms at 5:49 PM
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Today @ESL took yet another step forward in advancing the world of eSports as we know it, and this time it doesn't even require leaving the comfort of your favorite gaming chair! Gamers from Europe and North America will now be able to connect and compete against one another all from one location and one browser! Taken directly from the ESL website we brake down exactly what the ESL Xbox One App does and what's install for us as both as gamers and Halo players!
The ESL Xbox One app allows gamers to:​
  • Find, sign up and submit results for ESL matches and cups​
  • Track their individual progress in past and current ESL competitions​
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by IanBealio at 5:38 PM
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The full trailer of Halo: Nightfall has finally hit! Looks like it's shaping up to be a pretty good show, are you excited to watch Ridley scott's jump into the Halo universe?
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by IanBealio at 5:23 PM
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In a post over on Xbox.com, Xbox wire staff have officially announced Halo fest 2014, and boy it's a bumper pack of content coming your way in the lead up to the Master Chief Collection's release!

Starting on November the 8th leading all the way to the 11th, "Microsoft and 343 Industries invite fans to join the celebration as they broadcast special sneak peeks, interviews and exclusive gameplay to the world on Xbox Live, Xbox.com and Twitch – including the first look at the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta and the world premiere of the first episode of Halo: Nightfall."

Details included in this bumper event for Halo fans new...